Stumped with menu planning? Here are over fifty meatless meal ideas to help you out!
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If you’re familiar with Jewish customs, you’re likely already aware of why I’m posting this list now. For those who aren’t, we are about to enter the saddest time of the Jewish year, the nine days of mourning [over the destruction of the temple]. During those days, we follow certain mourning customs, including refraining from eating any meat or chicken during this time. For some people, that’s no big deal. But for lots of folks, myself included, who eat chicken or meat basically every night of the year, this becomes a huge challenge. Add in my lifelong hatred of any fish, a minor lactose intolerance, and I totally feel for you guys if you’re struggling.
And that’s why I put this list together. Refer to it this week, but come back and refer to it all year. Whether you’re looking for meatless monday recipes, or you simply want to eat healthier by reducing the amount of chicken and meat in your diet, the following fifty+ recipes are going to make things so much easier for you!
Note that recipes on this blog are by me, those with a link to an outside blog or site, as noted next to the link, are not my recipes and haven’t been tested by me. They look great though, based on my knowledge of food and recipes.
Over 50 Meatless Meal Ideas: Scroll through this list and click the links to find your new family favorite!
Some of these qualify as more of a “main” than others, but all of the following can be the basis of a great meal!
Cajun Quinoa Burgers from Busy in Brooklyn
Thin Crust Vegetable Pizza from Cook it Kosher
Three Cheese Stuffed Shells from Chocolate Moosey
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche from Kosher on a Budget
Shakshuka from Chocolate Moosey
Crunchy Sesame Tofu from Kosher on a Budget
Quinoa and Zucchini Pie from Kitchen Tested
Israeli Style Falafel from Cook Kosher
Sesame Thai Noodles from Cook Kosher
Creamy Avocado Hummus with Za’atar from Little Ferraro Kitchen
3-Cheese Broccoli Pull Apart Buns from Busy in Brooklyn
Butternut Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Penne from Chocolate Moosey
Vegetarian Chili and Cornbread from Busy in Brooklyn
Caprese Quiche from More Quiche, Please
Creamy Spinach Fettuccine from Cook it Kosher
Nacho Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Kitchen Tested
Starters, Salads, Soups and Sides:
Sometimes, all you need in order to dress up an old staple like baked ziti or fish sticks is an exciting and delicious new side, salad or soup. Here are some of my favorites:
Cheesy Smashed Potatoes (and more) from The ArtScroll Blog
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad from Everyday Kosher
Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing from Hungry Couple NYC
And now for the big question…. Which will you make first?!
Thanks for stopping by! I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy on this list – and so will your friends! Make sure to share this great resource via email, or on any of your social media sites. Come back soon for another great recipe! Any questions? Need more ideas? Ask me in the comments below! -Miriam